John Whitehead is one of the nation's premier civil liberties lawyers, a passionate orator, and president of The Rutherford Institute (www.rutherford.org). He's also the author of several fantastic books, two of which are:
Battlefield America: The War on the American People and A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State
Today, we're lucky to have John come on the show to talk about his tireless work through the past several decades as he tries to wake all Americans up to the importance of civil liberties and your American duty to challenge authority before it's too late.
"All men having power ought to be mistrusted." ...James Madison
(Interview Begins at 9:50)
The Rutherford Institute (est 1982) is a nonprofit civil liberties and human rights organization located in Charlottesville, Virginia, deeply committed to protecting the constitutional freedoms of every American and the integral human rights of all people. It has emerged as a prominent leader in the national dialogue on civil liberties and human rights, and is a formidable champion of the Constitution.
In his lengthy and impressive professional history, Whitehead has filed numerous amicus briefs before the U.S. Supreme Court, has been co-counsel in several landmark Supreme Court cases and continues to champion the freedoms enshrined in the Bill of Rights in and out of the courts. His law review articles have been published in Emory Law Journal, Pepperdine Law Review, Harvard Journal on Legislation, Washington and Lee Law Review, Cumberland Law Review, Tulsa Law Journal and the Temple University Civil Rights Law Review. Whitehead is also a member of various groups that seek nonpartisan consensus solutions to difficult legal and constitutional issues through scholarship, activism and public education efforts.
John Whitehead is a frequent commentator on a variety of legal and cultural issues in the national media and writes a weekly opinion column, which is distributed nationwide. He has authored more than 30 books on various legal and social issues.
His most recent books include the best-selling Battlefield America: The War on the American People and the award-winning A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State.
In addition, he wrote and directed the documentary video series Grasping for the Wind, as well as its companion book, which focus on key cultural events of the 20th Century. The series received two Silver World Medals at the New York Film and Video Festival. You can also check out and share some of John's expertly written youtube videos.